from Bob Rozaieski's blog today (blog is called Logan Cabinet Shoppe):
"When it comes to hand tools, the best teachers are the tools and the wood. Even if the only tools you have are a small handsaw, a chisel or two and a block plane, go use those tools and make something simple. Don't let a perceived lack of tools or knowledge stop you from cutting wood. The tools and the wood will teach you far more than any book or video.
Using hand tools is a very tactile way of working with the wood. It's all about feel and feedback from the tools and the material. When you use planes and chisels and hand saws, you feel and hear things that let you know what is going on. I'm not talking about some kind of spiritual, zen thing. I'm talking about real, tangible results."
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